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G5 Prime Impact
User rating:
out of 1 review

2013 G5 Prime Impact

Brace Height
6.25 "
AtA Length
35 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
340 fps
Weight
4.5 lbs
Let-Off
65% - 75%
G5 Prime Impact Review

The Bottom Line: The Impact is a flat out shooter for any archery style. The price tag may be a little steep for some, but when shooters consider the true multipurpose use of this rig, it may be a little more justifiable. The worst part about the bow is that Prime is still in the beginning stages of producing bows, which may make it difficult to find a local shop carrying the Impact. Prime has proven to be a great company with some super technology, but they are still expanding to all parts of the country. Shooters wanting a new bow for 2013 should hunt one of these down to give it a try. They are well worth a test shoot for any archer in the market for a new bow...read full review

G5 Prime Defy
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no user reviews

2013 G5 Prime Defy

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps
Weight
4.1 lbs
Let-Off
65% - 75%
G5 Prime Defy Review

The Bottom Line: Prime has created a great shooting bow with some useful technologies not geared toward gimmicks, but truly functional. Cams are draw length specific, but shooters will leave the shop with a bow properly fitted to them so this may not be a huge deal. Although not super fast by today's standards, 330 feet per second is plenty quick and the forgiving 7.25-inch brace height is easy to get used to. For shooters on a budget, the $949 price tag may be a little too much. However, shooters interested in buying a bow that shoots well without factoring in the cost should give the Defy a test shot...read full review

G5 Quest Drive
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no user reviews

2013 G5 Quest Drive

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
33.25 "
Draw Length
26 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Drive Review

The Bottom Line: The Quest Drive features a twin track cam system, a longer axel-to-axel measurement, a forgiving brace height, and IBO speeds up to 330 feet per second. When put together, the Drive is a smooth shooting hunting bow with a potential for being a multipurpose rig. Although 4.3-pounds for a bare bow seems a little heavy when compared to other offerings on the market today, the sturdiness the bow offers in the hand at the shot is very easy to get used to, even if the overall weight looks a little heavy on paper. The $699 price tag for bare bow is a decent price, and for an added $100, the accessories included make a really great package for shooters wanting a ready to shoot bow right away. Overall, the Drive is worth a shot, but the ultimate decision will need to come down to what feels best for the shooter...read full review

G5 Prime One
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no user reviews

2013 G5 Prime One

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
39.25 "
Draw Length
27.5 " - 31.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps
Weight
4.6 lbs
Let-Off
65% - 80%
G5 Prime One Review

The Bottom Line: Prime bows have been designed with hunting in mind. However, shooters have been performing well on the range and in competitions with the hunting rigs. The Prime One is an example of a company listening to what shooters are demanding. Although the MSRP of $1499 may be steep for many shooters, the bow offers tons of adjustability and almost the perfect specifications for a target bow. Being marketed toward serious shooters, the One just may live up to its name for many who give it a test shot...read full review

G5 Quest Bliss
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no user reviews

2013 G5 Quest Bliss

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
23 " - 27 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 60 lbs
IBO Speed
290 fps
Weight
4.05 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Bliss Review

The Bottom Line: There are very few bows offered in the archery world specifically designed for female shooters, and those marketed toward them are often youth/women models. Female archers will love the fact that the Bliss is designed for females in mind from the axel-to-axel measurement, brace height, slim grip, and draw cycle. Everything about the Bliss screams shootable, and with a $399 price tag, it is hard to find anything wrong with the G5 Quest Bliss. Females interested in getting involved in archery or just wanting an upgrade should look at the Bliss...read full review

G5 Quest Torrent
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no user reviews

2012 G5 Quest Torrent

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
25.5 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
322 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Torrent Review

The Bottom Line: The G5 Quest Torrent was introduced to the lineup to provide hunters with a light bow that provided the shooter with an affordable, smooth and accurate shooting experience. With the expected G5 quality, this rig has not disappointed anyone. Besides the 31" ATA and the 7" brace height, the patented Fluid Cam system generates 322 fps, and the patented I-Glide cable guide reduces torque and improves smoothness throughout the draw cycle. Draw length can be adjusted from 25.5" - 30," and can be adjusted easily by rotating the module to the desired position. The draw weight can be adjusted in 10 pound increments from the peak weight of the limbs - 50#, 60#, or 70#, and all adjustments can be done without a bow press and with the use of a couple of hex wrenches. This is a very good bow for the price and has the speed, accuracy, and the smoothness of a much more expensive bow. If someone is in the market for a new rig, they certainly would not go wrong with this one...read full review

G5 Quest Rogue
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out of 7 reviews

2012 G5 Quest Rogue

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
31 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
312 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
60% - 80%
G5 Quest Rogue Review

The Bottom Line: This is a basic practical bow that possesses everything needed to hunt with. It has an awesome draw with the Fluid Cam that has smoothness and solid comfort at the back. The Rogue has good speed with great fit and finish. The shot is quiet with out any buzz or rattle and the generous brace height also helps with comfort at the shot. It will accommodate a wide range of shooters in size with its adjustability and experience with its quality. With an MSRP of $429.99 to $459.99 it may be one of the best values available in the archery business...read full review

G5 Prime Shift
User rating:
out of 1 review

2011 G5 Prime Shift

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
30 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
332 fps
Weight
4.0 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Prime Shift Review

The Bottom Line: The draw cycle on the G5 Prime Shift is awesome due to all of the ground breaking technology that has been concentrated on this part of the bow. The back wall is super solid. It is a very comfortable and easy bow to shoot. It lacks top speed, but it is plenty fast enough to harvest nearly any big game. The most unique features are the Parallel Cam and the Ti-Glide flex cable guard which in turn create the best aspects of the bow. While it's a great quality bow, the price tag might not appeal to those customers looking for best value for money...read full review

G5 Prime Centroid
User rating:
out of 3 reviews

2011 G5 Prime Centroid

Brace Height
7 "
AtA Length
34.25 "
Draw Length
27 " - 31 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
332 fps
Weight
4.3 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Prime Centroid Review

The Bottom Line: The G5 Prime Centroid has an extremely smooth draw due to all of the innovative technology that has been put into this aspect of the bow. The backwall on this bow does not get any better. The brace height and draw cycle make a great combination for comfort. It isn't real fast, but it is not a slow shooting bow either. The Parallel Cam and Ti-Glide flex cable guard are unique and somewhat ground breaking. However, it's not the most affordable bow given its MSRP price tag of $999...read full review

G5 Quest Torch
User rating:
no user reviews

2011 G5 Quest Torch

Brace Height
6 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
24 " - 28 "
Draw Weight
30 lbs - 45 lbs
IBO Speed
292 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Torch Review

The Bottom Line: The G5 Quest Torch is sold primarily as a bow for female archers and archers that require shorter draw lengths. It is also a good bow for young archers that have outgrown their youth bow, but not big enough for the higher draw weight. The rig offers nothing extra when purchasing the bare bow package, but does come with some nice extras with the outfitter package.With a 33" ATA, 6" brace height, and a max draw weight of 45#, this bow is perfect for what it was designed for. Set at max weight and length, this bow offers an IBO of 292 fps, which is respectable for this type of bow. The rig offers a steady and accurate shot for those shooting it.The machined aluminum riser provides a solid platform for the shooter. The rig comes with the GFade Durafuse finish in a standard Realtree AP finish that is durable and will withstand the normal bumps and dings of hunting. Those that have shot this bow have been impressed with the overall shootabilty and the smoothness of the shot...read full review

G5 Quest Rev
User rating:
no user reviews

2011 G5 Quest Rev

Brace Height
7.625 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
27 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps - 324 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Rev Review

The Bottom Line: The Quest REV really has nothing bad about it other than the price. The $629 price tag is a bit steep to be considered a budget bow, and is not too far off from premium bows from other companies that have been around much longer. Although the price is a fairly competitive one, shooters strictly looking at the dollar amount may not give the REV the chance it deserves. For shooters that let the bow choose them, the REV is sure to win over a lot of hearts. The REV has really great specifications and is designed head to toe to simply work. With a huge focus on making the REV a hunting bow, it is hard to argue with anything Quest offers on the REV...read full review

G5 Quest Primal
User rating:
out of 5 reviews

2010 G5 Quest Primal

Brace Height
7.125 "
AtA Length
32 "
Draw Length
26.5 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
330 fps - 332 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Primal Review

The Bottom Line: Replacing the older XPB model, the new Quest Primal is G5's flagship bow for 2010. With immaculate fit and finish and high quality materials, the look and feel of this bow will impress even the most demanding shooter. Very well balanced and smooth on the draw, the Quest Primal has a rock solid back wall and holds easily at full draw. The performance system delivers a very smooth and linear draw cycle without humps and meets its advertised IBO speeds of 332 fps. Despite being modular adjustable, the bow needs to be pressed to change the draw length. While a bare bow could have less vibration, a properly tuned Quest Primal is impressively quiet when equipped with a good stabilizer. Overall, the G5 Quest Primal is a high quality compact hunting bow with immaculate finish and excellent shootability characteristics...read full review

G5 Quest Hammer
User rating:
out of 2 reviews

2010 G5 Quest Hammer

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
312 fps - 315 fps
Weight
4.2 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Hammer Review

The Bottom Line: Simply put, the Quest Hammer is a great hunting bow for your dollar. This bow is perfect for beginners or experienced shooters alike. The perfectly balanced 33" axle to axle frame is easy to handle, combined with the forgiving 7.25" brace height, make it possible for every shooter to drive tacks. When on stand or in a ground blind, the new technology used in the finish of this bow help to keep the hunter hidden. Not to mention, it looks and feels great. For the money, shooters get a high quality, well-built bow when they decide on a Hammer...read full review

G5 Quest Smoke
User rating:
no user reviews

2010 G5 Quest Smoke

Brace Height
7.25 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30.5 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
320 fps - 324 fps
Weight
4.1 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Smoke Review

The Bottom Line: With hunting and budget in mind, the Quest Smoke is a really great bow. The smooth drawing single cam, a forgiving brace height, and a longer axel to axel measurement make the Smoke a fantastic option for a hunting rig. It is tough to find anything wrong with the Smoke other than the speed could be a little more. However, with a price tag under $500, many shooters will be more than willing to look past that. The Quest Smoke will more than likely appeal to new shooters the most, but those on a budget looking to upgrade should give the Smoke a test shot. Like many decisions in archery, only the shooter can make the final decision about how well a rig fits and performs...read full review

G5 Quest Heat
User rating:
no user reviews

2010 G5 Quest Heat

Brace Height
6.625 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 70 lbs
IBO Speed
327 fps - 330 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest Heat Review

The Bottom Line: This is a nice looking bow that will surprise the shooter at first. The exceptional speed and accuracy will catch the shooter off guard with the first couple of shots, but then, the shooter can't wait to nock another arrow. The forged, machined riser feels good in the hand, and the bow is well balanced. The pivoting limb pockets and the single-piece split limb are a great fit on the ends of the riser, creating a quality bow that any archer will appreciate and enjoy shooting. With a draw cycle that is not overly aggressive, the shooter will be able to send dozens of arrows down range without the fatigue of other bows. A draw length that is adjustable from 26" to 30.5" and a draw weight between 40# and 70#, makes this bow is a good fit for most archers. The bow is not as light as some bows and can get a little heavy on a long haul, but this will depend totally on hunter preparation. This middle-sized bow is quiet and fast. With this combination, those shooting this bow are sure to dine well after hunting season...read full review

G5 Quest QS33
User rating:
out of 5 reviews

2009 G5 QS33

Brace Height
7.5 "
AtA Length
33 "
Draw Length
26 " - 30 "
Draw Weight
40 lbs - 80 lbs
IBO Speed
310 fps - 314 fps
Weight
3.9 lbs
Let-Off
80%
G5 Quest QS33 Review

The Bottom Line: The Quest QS33 may be one of the best all-around packages for the money we will ever see in the archery market. The only real draw back this bow has is the draw length can only be adjusted in 1" increments. With one of the smoothest draw cycles out there and at a price everyone can afford, this bow could be the right fit for the beginner or the experienced archer and get the job done right...read full review

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